Technology Trajectory
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Technology Trajectory

Technology trajectory refers to a single branch in the evolution of a technological design of a product/service, with nodes representing separate designs.

Movement along the technology trajectory is associated with research and development. Due to institutionalisation of ideas, markets and professions, a technology development can get 'stuck' within one trajectory, and firms and engineers unable to adopt to ideas and innovation from outside.

See also


  • Kuhn, Thomas (1962). The structure of scientific revolutions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Giovanni Dosi (1982) `Technological Paradigms and Technological Trajectories: a suggested interpretation of the determinants of technological change', Research Policy, Vol. 11, pp. 147-62.
  • 'Technology trajectories and strategies',,'by Pascal Bye, Jean-Jacques Chanaron'

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